Short Story: The UAlbany soccer team fell to Colgate 2-0 on Sunday, August 26th in Hamilton, New York. UAlbany was able to hold Colgate off going into halftime. However, Colgate came back in the second half to score both of its goals.
Despite a close first half of the game, the Great Danes fell short in the second half of the match as Colgate created a two-goal lead. Andrea Leitner made six saves during the game, four of which were in the second half.
Goal’s were scored by Colgate’s Emily Amano in the 56th minute and Abby Sotomayer in the 77th minute. Sotomayer scored on a penalty kick.
UAlbany and Colgate each took a 17 shots, with six each in the first half and 11 in the second.
Comments From Head Coach Nick Bochette:
"Colgate is an excellent opponent who asks a lot of different questions of us on both ends of the field. We were quite good for large portions of the game, but couldn't get the breakthrough needed to assert any true authority on the game. They took their chances and saw out the game like the quality team that they are. It was not a bad performance from our group, however, and we'll take the good and the bad and learn from them.
The first 2 weeks of our season have been taxing, but have been fantastic for the growth of our team. We've challenged ourselves against nationally ranked opponents, played each game away, and did so while assimilating 10 new players into the group. As classes start tomorrow, we're looking forward to playing 4 of the next 5 at home, and continuing the learning process against quality opponents"
Next: The Great Danes will play their home opener on Friday, August 31st against Iona at 4 p.m.